Welsh rugby player Jamie Roberts is to study for a Masters degree in Medical Science and surgery at Cambridge University alongside his rugby duties.
Roberts has 69 caps for Wales and is already a qualified doctor after studying at Cardiff University.
"I'm also delighted and feel very privileged to have been accepted to study at Cambridge University and look forward to furthering my education part-time alongside my professional playing career. That balance in my life has served me well in the past."
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People in Cambridge are being asked to draft a new UK constitution.
It's to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The event is part of a 10-week internet project to give people a direct say on how the country should be run. It takes place at Cambridge University later today.
Human rights lawyer and IPA Director Professor Conor Gearty says the lack of a formal Constitution in the UK is the basis for the crowd sourcing project.
"With the public's help, we have already agreed on a set of values which will underpin a new Constitution. It is crucial that we get the views of ordinary people and not rely on academics or politicians to dominate the debate."
Cambridge researchers find prehistoric tokens were still used after people could write, comparing it to use of pens in the computer age.Read the full story ›
The child actor Freddie Highmore who played "Charlie Bucket" in the re-make of Roald Dahl's classic, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, has graduated from the University of Cambridge with a double first in Spanish and Arabic.
The 22-year-old from north London, has been juggling his studies at Emmanuel College with his acting.
His publicist Vanessa Davies said."Freddie Highmore has successfully managed to balance his four year studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, with a starring role as Norman Bates opposite Vera Farmiga in two seasons of the Bates Motel for A&E."
Freddie shot to fame when he appeared alongside Johnny Depp in 2005. Now he is all grown up and at 22, has now completed his four year degree.
Fewer state school pupils won a place at Cambridge University in 2013, new figures show.
Statistics published by the institution show a rise in the proportion of places handed to youngsters educated privately.
Overall, applications to the university rose to a record high, with 16,185 people applying - up 3.1% on the year before.
The figures cover students applying from September 2012 onwards to start a degree course at Cambridge in October last year, as well as those deferring their entry to this autumn.
The data shows that just over three in five places (61.4%) were awarded to students attending UK state schools and colleges - down from 63.3% in 2012.
And more than a third of places (38.6%) went to youngsters who went to a private school - up from 36.7% in 2012.
The university said its target, across its colleges, is to take between 61% and 63% of its students from state schools by 2015/16, and this target has been agreed with the Office For Fair Access (OFFA).
It's been just over a year since the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, became Master of Magdalene College Cambridge.
During that time he's worked with the city's foodbank and has told ITV News Anglia that we are in danger of becoming a society which no longer cares for the poor.
Click above to watch his interview with ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper.
The Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says we are becoming a society which judges, rather than helps, the poor.Read the full story ›
Researchers have hailed a scientific breakthrough that could help cure one of our deadliest allergies
Experts in Cambridge have discovered they may be able to cure children who suffer from a potentially-lethal peanut allergy by feeding them the very things which could kill them.
Medical trials at Addenbrooke's Hospital have focused on building up a patient's resistance to peanuts, and as Matthew Hudson reports, the results can be life-changing
Children can be protected from the dangerous effects of peanut allergy by slowly building up their tolerance, research has shown.Read the full story ›